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Andrew
Russell
Networking
Dean
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Andrew L. Russell is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany, New York. Before joining SUNY Poly in 2016, he was associate professor of history and director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_ (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of _Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age_ (ACM Press, 2015), and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on the history of the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, modular design, and the history of computer networks such as Cyclades, OSI, the Arpanet, and the Internet. He is Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of historians of computing and information.

Franky
Leeuwerck
computer history

Besides being a husband and a father, I like to travel and I enjoy researching and writing about scripophily (antique stock and bond certificates). I am a voluntary writer for Scripophily magazine. Currently I am working on a new project, the Internet Scripophily Museum of Computing (ISMOC) : ismoc.blogspot.com

John
Lowry
Computer and Network Security
Principal Engineering Fellow
Raytheon BBN Technologies
Dan
Southwick
Digital Fabrication
PhD Candidate
University of Toronto

Digital Fabrication, Automation, Expertise, and Labour

Michael
Keary
Environmental Politics
Head of Discipline
Nazarbayev University

History of computing as it pertains to the general history of technological change.

Michael
Dobe
History of Computing
Independent Scholar
Gleb J.
Albert
History of home computing
Postdoctoral researcher
University of Zurich, Department of History

I am currently working on a research project on software piracy as a youth subculture in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Karina
Rider
Science and Technology Studies
PhD Student
Queen's University

Most of my work sits at the intersection of STS, economic sociology, & political sociology. My dissertation project investigates how technology NGOs target internet infrastructure for social change, and how they attempt to embed their political visions of the future into the structure of the internet. My past work has looked at the history of U.S. encryption policy & privacy-based advocacy.

Theodora
Vardouli
Design and Computation
Assistant Professor
McGill University School of Architecture

Situated at the intersection of historical inquiry and critical practice, my research interrogates the effects of computation and computational technologies on discourse about design and making. I am particularly interested in techniques of calculating, modeling, and representing that underlie contemporary digital media, their symbolic meanings for architectural cultures, and operational implications for creative design. Cross-pollinating methods from science and technology studies and architectural history, my recent scholarship has examined transitions and transactions between architectural and mathematical modernism in the 1960s through the lens of graph theory — a mathematical technique that I followed across disparate contexts of architectural theory production in Europe and North America. Currently, I am working on extending and expanding biographies of technical practices that catalyzed architects’ early experiments with computers and computation. Alongside this critical historical project, I am actively investigating collisions between perceptual shape, material things, and structural abstraction while designing and making with digital tools.

Camille
Paloque-Berges
Digital Networks history
Post-Doc
CNAM, France

Phd in Information and Communication sciences (held from Univesity Paris 8, France), researching Internet history and more specifically the evolution of social communication on digital networks and the role of computer sciences and engineering communities in the development of socio-technical networks. Currently post-doctoral researcher at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris, France), associate researcher at laboratories DICEN (Devices for Information and Communication in the Digital Era) and HT2S (History of Technosciences in Society). I discovered SIGGCIS through the Association of Internet Researchers mailing-list.

Paul
Broyles
Literature and Digital Humanities
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies
North Carolina State University
Tasha
Schoenstein
History of mathematics and computer science
PhD Student
Harvard University
Danielle
Carr
Columbia University
Frances
Corry
PhD Student
University of Southern California

digital pasts and the tools that facilitate their construction, with an emphasis on online archiving, preservation, and memorialization

Simon
Rowberry
History of digital publishing
Lecturer in Digital Media & Publishing
University of Stirling
Winifred
Poster
Clare
Kim
Markus
Schmid
History of Science, Science Studies
PhD student
Chair for Science Studies (ETH Zurich)
Bo
An